Precision – Toughness – Service life
We care for outstanding properties of our components

Ceramic properties can vary with the method of manufacturing.
If one sends the same polycrystalline powder to different companies to manufacture a certain piece, the results will be very much different compared to sending a metal. This is due to the thermodynamical, chemical and mechanical stress which act on the ceramic component being manufactured:

Purity – contamination, grain size – doping, process conditions at pressing / injection moulding, binder removal, sintering conditions, hardmachining etc. have an enormous influence on the material properties of advanced ceramics.

Our Quality Assurance is tightly linked with the production process.
A few way of methods we use to trace both good and bad performance are:

  • moisture and humidity measurement (quantitative)

  • density measurements with buoyancy method (archimedes principle)

  • stereo microscopes

  • video microscope with photo database and analysis

  • roughness measurement for complex shaped surfaces (software assisted)

  • 2D-measurements with resolution > 2 micron (tactile and nontactile)

  • nondestructive proove of surface cracks

  • lot's of self-built "crash tests"

  • micrograph analysis

  • EDAX and SEM analysis (external)

  • the brain of every single colleague

You are heartily invited to check us out.